2/24/16 Open MRS and Chapter 1


We’re going to work on some project, or projects, in OpenMRS.  This has proven to be somewhat frustrating so far.  I’m not so sure anyone has had an easy time of it thus far, so at least I’m not alone.  I thought having things that were required already on my laptop (MySQL, Maven, Eclipse, VirtualBox, etc) would make the process more streamlined, and somehow easier, and that has not been the case.  I have downloaded OpenMRS from GitHub , which has been the only part that has seemed to have gone right so far.  Not using Eclipse and using IntelliJ has proven to be more of a challenge than I would expect.  Nothing about using IntelliJ has seemed difficult, but I can’t get it to recognize the packages…

In Chapter 1 of “The Clean Coder” by Robert Martin I mainly got the idea that professionalism is of paramount importance in the software development industry.  He reinforced other ideas developed for us in other courses; such as frequent testing and ‘cleaner’ and more versatile code.  Mr. Martin also reinforced the idea that enhancing your skills and widening your skill set(s) during your ‘off’ time will lead to better career potentials and paths, the idea of self-motivation was not lost on me. The points about/regarding professionalism seemed to be what resonated the most though.

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